Unexpected Insight into how Cancer Spreads

Cancer cells appear to depend on an unusual survival mechanism to spread around the body, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The discovery could help with future development of novel treatments to prevent metastasis and secondary tumours. The spread of cancer around the body – metastasis – is [...]

By |2016-06-27T12:47:08+00:00June 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

White Blood Cells Discovery Leads to Disease Breakthrough

Researchers at the University of Dundee have made new discoveries about the importance of nutrients for a subpopulation of white blood cells – T cells – that play a vital role in fighting cancer and infections. Professor Doreen Cantrell, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in the School of Life Sciences at the University, said the [...]

By |2016-04-29T14:10:41+00:00April 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Drug Combination ‘Destroys’ Skin Cancer

Reported by BBC News, dramatic trial results have indicated that a combination of immunotherapy drugs has wiped out a deadly form of cancer. In the ground-breaking study, which was partially conducted at Royal Marsden Hospital in London, doctors gave 142 patients with advanced melanoma either the drug ipilimumab alone or in combination with a similar [...]

By |2016-04-19T12:10:01+00:00April 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Obesity Behind Big Rise in Womb Cancer

Rising levels of obesity among UK women have helped fuel a 54 per cent increase in womb cancer rates over the last two decades, according to Cancer Research UK’s latest statistics. In the early 1990s, around 19 women in every 100,000 developed the disease. That figure has now climbed to 29 women in every 100,000 [...]

By |2016-04-14T14:20:24+00:00April 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Danish Model of Early Cancer Diagnosis Inspiring Clinicians

Clinicians from NHS Wales, including Cwm Taf University Health Board, took part in a fact-finding visit to Aarhus last week to find out how the Danish health service is speeding up cancer diagnosis. One of the key changes introduced in Denmark is a system where patients who do not have clear symptoms of a specific [...]

By |2016-04-13T13:42:21+00:00April 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

World’s First Live-Streamed Virtual Reality Operation Announced

An operation on a patient with colon cancer at The Royal London Hospital – taking place today – will be the first in the world to be broadcast live through pioneering virtual reality (VR) technology. Thousands of medical students watching remotely though VR headsets and using their smartphones will be able to learn about surgery [...]

By |2016-04-13T14:57:25+00:00April 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Consultant Climbs Kilimanjaro for Cancer Patients

A consultant from the Orofacial Cancer Unit at the University Hospital of Wales recently faced the biggest challenge of his life, when he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for a charity that provides help for head and neck cancer patients. Mike Fardy, Consultant Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Surgeon was going to be joined on the [...]

By |2016-04-06T21:29:17+00:00April 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

£1.5 Million for New South East Wales Cancer Support Centre

The Welsh government will provide £1.5 million to help develop a new centre to provide care and support for cancer patients and their families in South East Wales. A new Maggie’s Centre will be built alongside the site of the proposed new Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff and will provide free, practical, emotional and social [...]

By |2016-03-22T16:21:52+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oncologists Share their Expertise to Help Care for Cancer Patients

Doctors from across South West Wales health boards have been finding out more about how to streamline care for cancer patients when they are admitted to hospital. The staff attended a masterclass ahead of the official launch of ABMU’s new Acute Oncology Service at the end of the month. The one-day course, held at Morriston [...]

By |2016-03-21T15:42:01+00:00March 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Positive Progress for Withybush Cancer Services

The future of cancer services in Withybush Hospital is bright as plans to build a new Chemotherapy Day Unit and extensively refurbished Ward 10 take another step forward. While work to draw up a detailed tender specification for the new Chemotherapy Day Unit continues, a second working group has also been set up to take [...]

By |2016-03-17T14:26:32+00:00March 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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